I hadn’t thought about the strangeness of Saint Joseph doing a move with his family to Egypt until you mentioned it! God certainly works in strange yet amazing ways, indeed… 😀
St. Joseph was a worker, strong, capable but spiritual enough to see and hear messages from God. He was courageous enough act on those commands even though they went against all common sense.
His young betrothed pregnant yet a virgin?
A move to Egypt, the place of slavery in the minds of the Jews?
How many of us could obey such ludicrous messages?
Modern artists reject sappy images of St. Joseph, choosing to capture a strong, loving man but supported by divine strength. He was a man married to a beautiful girl, yet he remained celibate even though celibacy was not a virtue to the Jewish people
Salzillo: El sueño de José.
Wichita’s Catholic cathedral